Bessie's Sweet Memories
I took the photograph with my plastic Holga camera in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. The special effect was created while taking the picture. I titled this piece "Bessie's Sweet Memories" because Bessie Clancy was handwritten on the sheet music "Sweet Memories" that I collaged as part of the background. 8" x 10"
This is an original mixed-media painting on stretched canvas that combines collage, one of my original photographs printed on canvas, and acrylic paint; sealed with polymer varnish.
The piece is ready to hang. It’s signed on the front, and signed, dated & titled on the back. The sides are painted so it can either be hung as is, or framed.
I approach creating these mixed-media pieces much like working in my visual journals. I have no preconceived idea of what the outcome will look like or exactly what I’m going to do. I just start working and see where it takes me, adding paint, collage & photos, sometimes sewing, sometimes printing or stamping, until I know the piece is finished.
The copyright watermark is not on the original artwork.
(Note: I do my best to make sure the color looks accurate, but, everyone’s monitor is different. So the color might look different in real life than it does on your computer.)All images are copyright © 2008- 2020 Traci Bunkers. All rights reserved. I retain the copyright even after the sale of the original art. Please do not reproduce the actual art or these images without my prior permission.
- • 8″ x 10″
- • on stretched canvas
- • sealed with polymer varnish
- • This comes from a pet friendly, smoke-free environment.
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